Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Unbearable Lightness of Blogging

Oh the tomes! The tomes I have written in my head, and in my heart. Not to forget on paper, as well!;-)
Regrettably, the proverbial refrain of work has hit -- truly, madly, and deeply. And rather intensely.
As such, blogging has been light, and promises to be for the next w eek or so. Please bear with me.
I am still around!
Enjoy the weekend,
Keep safe. Keep cool.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yeah, US President George Bush Was in Town!

Ghanaians were not particularly enthused by his visit as it mostly disrupted their traffic in parts of the city for hours!

I can tell you, there was no shock--just maybe a wee bit of awe from some Ghanaians;-)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Welcome to Burma Camp...

...or Ghana's Army Barracks.

If you ever wondered whether the army had it good, when you visit this more-than-big city within a city, where there are houses, apartments; shops and whatnot, you would certainly come out hoping the army might not be a bad place to start a career!

Here's some history from one source:

In Ghana, the main Army base in Accra is now called Burma Camp, commemorating the WWll Burma Campaign in which West African forces (including Nigerians) served. It used to be known as Giffard Camp, named after General Sir George Giffard who was GOC-in-Chief, West Africa in 1940. He later commanded the 11th Army Group under Mountbatten in Burma from November 1943-44. The name was changed when Ghana became independent. Within Burma camp, there are Barracks - such as the Arakan Barracks, named after the Arakan campaign in Burma. (Interestingly, the Zambia National Defense Headquarters in Lusaka is located in an Army Base that is also called 'Arakan Barracks' - and Nigeria has an Arakan Barracks as well.)

On the other hand, in Ghana, Tamale and Tema Barracks are geographically named. There are also other Barracks in Ghana

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day, Happy Chocolate Day!

This alluring picture of the lady in red biting on chocolate gives the impression that, despite the headline ("Valentine on Fire"), Valentine's all the rage here in Ghana. The title is ILLUSORY. The article maintains that it's dying a slow death. You wouldn't think so from this seductive picture!

Still, this year--today--is the second National Chocolate Day. Last year would be the first year when Valentine's Day would be synonymous with Chocolate Day.

The picture of the chocolate wrapper you see is but one of about five different types of Ghanaian chocolate.

South Africa's report of Chocolate Day:

Enjoy the day! (or what's left of it!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ghanaians (Certainly) Love Their Ideal Milk!

Enough said!;-)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

If you Ever Doubted You're Watching Accra..., hopefully, your doubts have been well and truly defenestrated!

Taken a few months ago near Accra Mall.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Egypt are Football Champions at CAN2008!!

Here is a digital camera capture of the President of Ghana John Kufuor awarding a member of the Egyptian team. Note the inscription on the back!

It speaks volumes!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Water, Water Everywhere!!

Well, serious water needed to douse the flames of our dying passion for the ongoing CAN:-(

We lost to Cameroun 1-0.

The host nation's scalp has been taken by Cameroon--yet again!

Like I wrote on my other blog today, Football is the beautiful game in which talk is very cheap!

Bon weekend!;-)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ghana Football's Black Stars Player Junior Agogo...

Widely tipped to score a goal tonight, this is the man who scored Ghana's second goal in the semi-final qualification which has seen us meet Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in the ongoing Cup of African Nations 2008 here in Ghana. The finals are on Sunday.

You will forgive me if we are all speaking football. The excitement is too intense. Half of the office have left for the stadium already. Some of us will be watching in the safety of the house, when the game begins at 17h00 GMT. It's currently 16h16 GMT. An early exit from the office?

You can count on it!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Did I have to Remind Anyone Here that Ghana is hosting Cup of African Nations?;-)

No need now--CAN2008 is going into the qualification of the finals tomorrow at 17h00 GMT. Ghana plays Cameroun, whilst defenders of the title Egypt play Cote d'ivoire, home of Chelsea player Didier Drogba

Ghanaians can only waity with baited breath to see--whilst believing, praying and hoping--that Ghana will go through to the fianls on Sunday 10 February!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Waiting to Pay Electricity

This is a bit of a long queue -- isn't it?;-)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Travelling Round Accra: Sofas al fresco

Never mind the blue skies. Or the greenery. Or Penta Hotel. What about those leather-looking "chairs" just before the hotel?

Anyone for a chat al fresco in one of those sofas? I'm certainly a glutton for comfortable-looking sofas and fresh air. Too bad the combination makes me soporific!;-)

Have a good weekend, and I certainly will as Ghana prepares to unseat Nigeria in the ongoing CAN2008. (So far, so good)...


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